Numbers Don't Lie

Monday, April 24, 2006

Immigrants have lower unemployment than native-born

In 2005 foreign-born workers (whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics--in all cases) only had a 4.6% unemployment rate, substantially lower than the 5.2% for native-born workers. That's according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In my opinion, in order to come to America one has to overcome adversity to achieve a long term goal, the (legal) immigration itself is an asset on a person's resume.



Blogger Sicilian said...

Maybe the reason it is less is because foreign born workers are glad to be here and will work for a lot less money than native people.

2:53 AM

Blogger ashley said...

if they want all the benefits of being a citizen then they should become one. Until then they have no right to complain. They don't pay taxes to help support the country. plus, its not like we won't let them in. hell, we haven't deported george Bush yet

11:19 AM

Blogger dogvanya said...


Like your work. Perhaps you could do an index like the one they publish in Harpers? There's also similarly interesting information in a uk magazine called prospect (online at:

I found your blog doing the "Next Blog" thing at the top of the page.

If you get the time, check out my blog at . There’s silly nonsense on trepanation, the religious significance of drunkenness and foolish product endorsements.

1:31 PM

Blogger R2K said...

Cool numbers :)

2:23 PM

Blogger the clairvoyant said...

I agree with sicillian its because foreign immigrants work for a lot less amount than native americans for the same job .. maybe thats y the americans are loosing out on jobs

4:53 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

perhaps if it were easier for them to become US citizens, they would Ashley. Also, if anyone lives in an area of the country that charges sales tax, EVERYBODY pays taxes.....

10:41 PM


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